fallen off my movie notes. thought The Ballad of Jack and Rose was worth a mention. not a great film but some quality acting as always from daniel day lewis, whose wife wrote and directed the film, and up and comer, camilla belle. and what indie film would be worth its salt without katherine keener?

- dave 4-02-2008 7:32 pm

ive had access to showtime(s), encore/stars and tmc(s) for the last few days and where has it got me.

what women want (between basketball timeouts)
talladega nights (cant get sasha baron cohen saying "ricky bobby" out of my head)
keeping the faith (everybody loves jenna elfman?)
the illusionist
gamera (worse special effects than in the sixties)

in the queue

billy liar
running with scissors
- dave 4-02-2008 7:51 pm [add a comment]

forgot to mention grindhouse. pure schlock but im sure it was fun to make. the rodriguez half had more, uhh, guts to it. the intro bits were the best part.

- dave 4-03-2008 10:49 pm [add a comment]

knocked running with scissors and stranger than fiction off The List. both seem to reach for something that neither quite achieves. the first delves into tenebaums territory but falls short of endearing despite being based on an autobiography. the second is less self consciously cute and you want to sympathize with the characters but you can never quite believe they feel anything at all particularly will farrell. still good to see him get away from the broad comedy. give scissors some props for delving into darker places while fiction comes together better as a story.
- dave 4-05-2008 12:33 am [add a comment]

i couldn't finish watching running with scissors, i thought it was unbearable. i really liked the book, though. there was a piece in nymag or some such where the sisters in the physchiatris'ts family says he made much of it up and they feel betrayed after opening up their home to him. i'm sure getting given away by your mom to some other family can screw with you, but supposedly he has oodles of notes from that time.
- linda 4-05-2008 3:56 am [add a comment]

watched part of another asentimental quirky damaged family flick earlier but got sidetracked by my foray into food preparation. the movie, not the meal, was the squid and the whale written and directed by a co-writer on wes andersons steve zissou.
- dave 4-05-2008 8:21 am [add a comment]

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